Discussion with the Honorable Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation on Sanitation Service Delivery

UNICEF and ITN-BUET visited Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) officials on 19th June, 2022 to discuss the prospects of promoting the CWIS approach for addressing the sanitation situation in the city. The Honorable Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation, A.H.M. Khairuzzaman (Liton), hosted the team.

June 19, 2022

Enhancing capacity to ensure sanitation workers’ health and safety in emergency settings

OXFAM and UNHCR, with the technical support from ITN-BUET, organized two batches of Training of Trainers (ToT) courses on Occupational Health and Safety for FSM Workers on June 15 and June 16, 2022, at Long Beach Hotel, Cox’s Bazar.

June 16, 2022

The strategic partnership between ITN-BUET and the Municipal Association of Bangladesh

ITN-BUET and MAB signed the strategic partnership agreement to promote the CWIS approach in the urban sanitation initiatives in Bangladesh by adopting and mainstreaming the learning from each other’s existing programs.

June 14, 2022

Road to CWIS Mentor Cities: Workshop with Practitioners

The CWIS CB Hub aims to support potential cities with CWIS/FSM showcasing areas to establish them as CWIS mentor cities. These cities will work as learning centers to build the capacity of other cities through different learning-sharing programs. Representatives from sector partners sat together to identify the appropriate mechanism to assess the potentialities of cities to become mentors in a workshop organized by ITN-BUET. The event was held on June 12, 2022.

June 12, 2022

Strategizing scaling-up of CWIS capacity in partnership with Academic Institutions

On June 8, 2022, a workshop with the academic partners was held in the ITN Seminar room to further concretize the partnership. Focal persons from CUET, SUST, KUET, RUET and AUW discussed their experiences on WASH capacity-building activities, present strengths and further requirements to collaborate.

June 08, 2022

Evaluation of Water Safety for the Wellbeing of Women and Children in Bangladesh Project

ITN-BUET team led by Prof. Dr. Tanvir Ahmed has conducted an independent evaluation for UNICEF for the Sweden Embassy-funded project titled ‘Water Safety for the Wellbeing of Women and Children in Bangladesh’ from October to December 2021.

May 28, 2022

Partners from South Asia met for knowledge and experience sharing in Mumbai, India

Delegates from Bangladesh and Nepal participated in the ‘South Asia Partners – Learning Workshop’, held from March 29 to April 01, 2022, and organized by Dasra, a philanthropic foundation in India. The objectives of the exchange trip were to understand the institutional strengthening and working modalities of the Alliance, learn best practices and models from the CWIS partners in India, understand the capacity-building efforts, and create opportunities for future collaboration.

April 01, 2022

Proper management of fecal sludge is a crucial issue to develop the municipalities as future big cities, said the speakers in an orientation event on NAP

DPHE is working with the paurashavas to provide safe and affordable FSM services in the cities. An online orientation event on the National Action Plan (NAP) for Implementing IRF-FSM for the paurashavas under this project was organized on 8th March 2022. The event was jointly organized by ITN-BUET and CWIS-FSM Support Cell (CFSC), DPHE, in association with the 30 Paurashava Project.

March 08, 2022

The speakers emphasized technical and knowledge transfer support for the sustainability of the FSM system implemented through project support

The third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Project (UGIIP-3) aims to promote sustainable human development, economic growth and poverty reduction by enhancing municipal management and strengthening capacity to deliver municipal services and improve physical infrastructure and urban services. One of the important elements of the project is to provide safely managed sanitation service through fecal sludge management to the city dwellers. It is also essential to align the project activities and outlines according to the National Action Plan (NAP) for Implementing IRF-FSM approved by the MoLGRD&C. Under the backdrop of ITN-BUET and CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE, an online orientation event on the National Action Plan (NAP) for Implementing IRF-FSM for the paurashavas under the UGIIP-3 project was organized on February 14, 2022.

February 14, 2022